Makokoba is the first black African Township in Bulawayo.

Stanley Hall Makokoba

Background

Makokoba was named after the native commissioner Mr Fallon, who used to walk around the township with his walking stick. The name Makokoba was derived from Ndebele "ukhukokoba" which means the ko-ko-ko noise that comes from walking with a walking stick.

Prominent People That Came From Makokoba

Football players like Adam Ndlovu and his brothers Peter Ndlovu and Madinda Ndlovu came from Makokoba. Siyaya and Amakhosi Theater also came from Makokoba. [1]

Makokoba Population/Government

In 2015, the Bulawayo City Council reported that Makokoba had a population of 17 910 people and had 4 802 households at an average of 3,7 people per household.[2]

See Mncumbatha Secondary School.

In the 1990 Parliamentary Election (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Makokoba returned to Parliament:

Turnout - 15 090 or 45.80 %

In the 2000 Elections, (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Makokoba returned to Parliament:

In the 2013 Elections, (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Makokoba returned to Parliament:

  • Gorden Moyo of MDC–T with 7 099 votes or 56.75 percent,
  • Tshinga Dube of Zanu PF with 3 539 votes or 28.29 percent,
  • Thabile Ndlovu of MDC–N with 1 547 votes or 12.37 percent,
  • 4 others with 324 votes or 2.59 percent.

Total 12 509 votes

Key Landmarks

Makokoba is home to Stanley Hall and Stanley Square. During the colonial era, those running the municipality decided to build the biggest bar in the country, Big Bhawa. Makokoba is also home to the biggest traditional market in Bulawayo, Emkambo.

References

  1. Sunday News, Walking Through time In Makokoba, Published 14 January 2018, Retrieved 19 October 2019
  2. Sunday News, Walking Through time In Makokoba, Published 14 January 2018, Retrieved 19 October 2019